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National Sibling Sexual Abuse
Conference 2022

The Home Office and Ministry of Justice ‘Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (SVSCSA) funded a two year project specifically dedicated to sibling sexual abuse. The two-year project, which ended in March 2022, was the largest Government-funded project on sibling sexual abuse to date. The project was led by SARSAS as part of a partnership with Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW),


Out of the two-year project came the first National Sibling Sexual Abuse Conference for Frontline Sectors – It was delivered on Wednesday 2 February 2022, 9:30am-3:45pm (Online)

We would like to extend a huge thank you to SARSAS for making this available and accessible to all frontline workers. SARSAS are in the midst of creating a National Hub for Adult Survivors of Sibling Sexual Abuse. For more information check out Sibling sexual abuse project | SARSAS

Sibling sexual abuse is considered to be the most prevalent form of child sexual abuse in UK homes and more common than sexual abuse by parents or adult carers.  This conference is designed to share national best practice on supporting children, young people, adult victim-survivors and families affected by sibling sexual abuse. This conference aims to build professional confidence in and knowledge of sibling sexual abuse, enabling appropriate and effective responses to this abuse across different sectors. It will share national best practice, guidance and advice.

Conference speakers include:

  • Stuart Allardyce, Director Stop It Now! Scotland / Lucy Faithfull Foundation

  • Stephen Barry, Clinical Team Manager and Lead Clinician, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Be Safe Service

  • Dr. Andie Collins, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team at CAMHS, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

  • Anna Glinski, Deputy Director (Knowledge and Practice Development) Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

  • Professor Simon Hackett, Deputy Provost at Durham University and Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Sociology

  • Sadia Hameed, Founder and Director of Gloucestershire Sisters and Four Freedoms International

  • Christiane Sanderson, Psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, (child protection, interpersonal abuse and complex trauma)

  • Dr. Peter Yates, Lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh Napier University

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